Georgetown Permanent Disability Attorneys
Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to covers living expenses, medical bills, and other financial obligations after an employee have been injured on the job. The nature of the law prevents employees from suing their employer for civil damages, such as pain and suffering, but it does provide the injured party with financial compensation for their loss. Permanent disability can be awarded to individuals who sustained permanent damage after a workplace accident and is one of the solutions families have to recover lost wages after a debilitating injury. However, a significant number of applications are denied upon their initial submission.
After you sustain bodily harm that permanently prevents you from working again, you expect the employer to do the right thing. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Employers frequently choose to use their financial resources to fight workers’ compensation claims, and they may argue that the injury was not work-related or that you do not deserve the full amount that is owed to you. That’s where Evans Moore, LLC can help. As featured in the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, we are ranked among the ten best attorneys of 2017 for client satisfaction, and we are ready to take on your case.
The pain from your injury, mounting bills, and emotional stress of being denied reasonable and fair compensation can leave you and your family feeling overwhelmed and unsure what to do next. We understand the difficult times you are going through, and we can help you fight for what you deserve. For more than seven years, our team of dedicated Georgetown permanent disability lawyers has proven that we have the energy and knowledge to hold your employer responsible, and we offer our clients a free consultation to evaluate the details surrounding your case. Contact Evans Moore, LLC today to speak with someone from our team at (843) 995-5000 or contact us through our website.
Why Choose Evans Moore, LLC
If you have brought your claim before the hearing commissioner and were unfairly denied, you should strongly consider obtaining legal counsel to pursue rightful compensation. Employers and their insurers are prepared to take the battle to court, and you want to have a dedicated professional representing your claim. The legal system is intentionally complicated to prevent individuals from taking advantage of the system, but that shouldn’t stop you from pursuing justice. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney will be able to help you navigate the appeals process and may be able to secure permanent disability for you and your family. Unlike other firms, the founding partners of Evans Moore, LLC work closely as a team on every case and have successfully secured multi-million-dollar jury verdicts. That’s why the people of Georgetown, Charleston, and throughout South Carolina have trusted Evans Moore, LLC for nearly a decade to handle these important cases. We are an award-winning team, and we will not settle for anything less than what you are owed.
Disability Cases We Handle
Workers’ compensation is a compromise between an employee and an employer, and the amount of compensation is determined by the expected average weekly wage. Because the system is a no-fault approach, it limits the employer’s liability for on-the-job injuries. That prevents employees from seeking claims against their employers for mental anguish, stress, pain and suffering, and other injuries that are not work-related. Employers may try to deny your full claim for workers’ compensation to save money, but you still have the right to appeal the decision. Evans Moore, LLC handles cases like these, among others, such as:
- Temporary disability
- Workplace injury
- Death benefits
- Falling from a height
- Slipping on surfaces
- Repetitive damage
- Motor vehicle accidents
Employers are required to cover your workers’ compensation for workplace injuries, and they cannot retaliate against you for making a claim. Sometimes South Carolinians are reluctant to hold their employers accountable for workers’ compensation, but it is the employer’s insurance company that pays for your compensation, not the company itself. If you have been injured on the job, you owe it to yourself and your family to be fairly compensated for the debilitating injuries you sustained while at work.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s a fairly common event for a worker to go onto permanent disability, so there are many common questions we receive. It’s unlikely that all of your answers will be found here, so call us at (843) 995-5000 to discuss the particulars of your case.
My claim was initially denied. What options do I have?
If your claim was denied, then you have the right to appeal. The state of South Carolina allows employees to appeal the decision if the employer failed to report the injury within 10 days, the employer claims that the injury was not work-related, the employee contests some of the benefits, an agreement was not reached within two weeks of filing with the commissioner, or if there is a disagreement about the amount of weekly compensation. After the hearing with a commissioner, the employee can take their claim before the entire commission. If the claim is denied again, it can be contested with the Court of Common Pleas and then the State Appellate Court.
Is time a factor?
Yes, time is very important. The law requires the injured party to notify their employer at the time of the accident or as soon as possible. The window of opportunity expires after 90 days. Few exceptions apply, so it is best to contact a law firm as quickly as possible in the event that you need to file for permanent disability. Upon completing the initial notice, former employees have up to two years to file a claim. The court is strict when it comes to filing claims in a timely manner, and because of the complex nature of legal proceedings, it may be in your best interest to retain legal counsel.
Contact Evans Moore, LLC Today
Permanent disability benefits are important for individuals who find themselves unable to work to support themselves and their families. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to secure the benefits that you are owed if you become disabled. Evans Moore, LLC is dedicated to helping people in your situation obtain the benefits that they are entitled to, according to South Carolina law. Call us at (843) 995-5000 or reach us through our website. There are no fees for your initial consultation, so contact us today.